Shake it up!

The painkiller was originally developed in the 70's and has since become the classic rum cocktail of the British Virgin Islands. This refreshing drink will turn up the fun in no time. Throughout the islands there are several venues who serve their versions of this indulgence. On social media, we asked our fans to share their favorite painkiller inspired recipe. Check out these fun ways that you can mix it up. Share a photo using #MarineMaxVacations and let us know how it turns out! 
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    The Original Recipe

    The original creator of the painkiller is often argued, but no matter where you go the ingredients are relatively similar. Some mix it in a pitcher, some mix it to order. Either way these beverages are delicious! Here is one example of the original painkiller that you can make at home. 


    • 2 oz. Rum
    • 1 oz. Orange Juice
    • 4 oz. Pineapple Juice
    • 1 oz. Cream of Coconut
    • Grated Nutmeg

    Add Rum, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, and Cream of Coconut to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, strain into a hurricane glass over crushed ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a pineapple wedge. 


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Killer Mosa

The perfect addition to any brunch. With a touch of champagne, you'll have your pinky out and be feeling fine!
Killer Mosa
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JvD Cocktail

A tropical twist with a bitter undertone to even it out. This beverage will have you feeling the vacation vibes in no time!
JvD Cocktail
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Painkiller Revenge

Spice up your life! You better not be afraid of the heat when you sip on this cocktail. Turn it up with fresh Jalapeno and a dash of cayenne!
Painkiller Revenge
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Fuzzy Rummer

A painkiller with a grape twist. With only a few ingredients this is the perfect version to make at home, in the backyard, or on a boat.
Fuzzy Rummer
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